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  • Client Approval: Canadian Permanent Resident

    Tiffany McKenzie talks about a client approval for a Canadian Permanent Resident application for a couple on either side of the US/Canadian border. Watch the video below for details and if you have any questions then please contact Berardi Immigration Law today.
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  • Canada Drops Re-Entry Testing Requirement… for Canadians

    Ottawa has confirmed that, starting Nov. 30, it will nix COVID-19 test for Canadians taking short trips to the United States. This is great news, especially with the upcoming Holiday Shopping Season. For now, though, citizens of the U.S. and other countries will still have to abide by the testing requirement, so this news is […]
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  • U.S. NEXUS Enrollment Centers Open Nov. 29

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection is pleased to announce that the NEXUS and U.S./Canada FAST enrollment centers in the United States will reopen on November 29, 2021. It should be noted, however, that the NEXUS and FAST enrollment centers in Canada will continue to be closed until further notice. Starting today, conditionally approved applicants may […]
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  • U.S. Land Border is Now Open for Canadians

    It’s been about 20 months since the U.S.-Canada border closed to non-essential travel. On Monday, Nov. 8, it finally reopened. Berardi Immigration Law Attorney Tiffany McKenzie, from our Toronto office, made the trip over the border into Buffalo. We’re thrilled that our Canadian friends can finally visit the U.S. But there are a few things […]
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  • Client Story: TN Environmental Engineer Application

    The TN Visa category was created under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which created special economic and trade relationships for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Canadians and Mexicans may be eligible to work in the U.S. as a nonimmigrant NAFTA professional under the following conditions: The applicant is a citizen of Canada or […]
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  • Client Story: TN Economist Application

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. employer or entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is an Economist. Berardi Immigration Law Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom discusses a tricky TN […]
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  • The Department of Homeland Security’s New Rules for Non-Citizen Land Travel

    For the first time since March 2020, non-citizen travelers will be permitted to enter the U.S. through a land border or ferry terminal for a non-essential reason, such as tourism, beginning November 8, 2021. There are some rules that non-citizens must follow to be allowed to gain entry, however.  Non-citizens may enter the U.S. if […]
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  • Here Are the Rules for Canadians Traveling by Land Into the U.S.

    Canadians, it’s almost time! The rules for travel by land into the U.S. were released Friday night. Remember, these are different from the rules for traveling by air. It all starts Nov. 8 when the U.S. border reopens! If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • TN Spotlight: University Research Assistant

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. employer or entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Research Assistant. Watch the video below for details and check out our […]
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  • BREAKING: Canadians: Which Vaccines for U.S. Travel? Are Mixed Vaccines Okay?

    Vaccinated travelers from abroad, including Canadians with mixed doses, can enter the U.S. starting November 8. Watch the video below for more information. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Side of Canadian Border to Re-Open to Vaccinated Travelers in November

    It’s finally happening – the US side of the Canadian border will re-open to vaccinated travelers in November. Watch our video below and stay tuned to Berardi Immigration Law’s social channels for the latest! If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • Biden Administration will Require International Travelers to Show Proof of Vaccination from Approved Sources once Travel Ban Lifted

    On October 11, 2021, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) spokesperson confirmed that only vaccines approved or authorized by the Food and Drug Administration…
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  • Things Are Tough At The Canadian Border Right Now

    Managing Partner Rosanna Berardi explains why things are so tough at the Canadian border right now, and what you can do to make your application for status much easier. Whether it’s a TN or an L-1, there are steps you can take to make your American Dream a reality. If you have any questions, contact […]
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  • TN Spotlight: Avoid These Pitfalls When Applying For Trade NAFTA Visa Status

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under current regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Computer Systems Analyst. There are many pitfalls you need to avoid when applying for […]
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  • TN Spotlight: Management Consultant

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under current regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Management Consultant. Watch the video below and you can learn more in our in-depth […]
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  • Crossing the Border: Updates to the H-1B Category

    A federal judge has ended a Trump administration regulation designed to make it difficult for international students to gain H-1B status. The H-1B program allows companies and other employers in the United States to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that require the theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge and […]
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  • TN Spotlight: Veterinarian

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under current regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Veterinarian. If you have any questions, or to start your TN process, contact Berardi […]
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  • TN Spotlight: Management Consultant

    One of the most popular TN categories is management consultant. It’s also one of the most scrutinized by CBP officers at the border. Before you apply for status, watch this video from Berardi Immigration Law Attorney Erica Chiodo. The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional […]
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  • TN Spotlight: Attorney

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under current regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Attorney. Watch the video for more info. If you have any questions, or to […]
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  • Client Approval: Admission Period vs. Approval Period

    Berardi Immigration Law Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli is back with another Client Approval video. This time, she’s talking about the difference between an admission period and an approval period. Find out the details in the video below. As always, if you need assistance or have any questions, please let us know.
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